KMTC and Mombasa County Forge Strong Partnership for Health Systems Strengthening
In a significant move towards quality healthcare, the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) and Mombasa County have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), solidifying their commitment to collaborative health systems strengthening.
The ceremonial signing was presided over by the KMTC Board Chairperson Mr. Joseah K. Cheruiyot accompanied by CEO Dr. Kelly Oluoch. Also, in attendance were Mombasa County Secretary Jeizan Faruk, accompanied by the County Executive Committee Member for Health Dr. Swabah Ahmed, KMTC Principals Dr. Jacinta Mukonzo (Port Reitz) and Dr. Marsellah Ogendo (Mombasa). The partnership marks a pivotal moment in the institutions’ ongoing efforts to reinforce healthcare provision within the county.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Cheruiyot conveyed the College’s gratitude for Mombasa County’s unwavering support, particularly acknowledging Governor Abdulswamad Nassir’s leadership. He reaffirmed KMTC’s dedication to delivering top-tier training and education, emphasizing the pivotal role the institution plays in shaping the healthcare landscape.
“This MoU is a testament to our commitment to providing quality training that addresses the unique healthcare needs of the county and country at large,” the Board Chairperson stated.
CEO Dr. Oluoch shed light on the recently launched Arab curriculum, noting that Mombasa Campus would serve as the ideal Center of Excellence for the language. This strategic decision stems from the prevalence of Arabic in the county, aligning with KMTC’s mission to tailor education to local needs, he said.
In response, Dr. Ahmed extended gratitude to KMTC for their cooperation and commended the two institutions for fostering a positive working relationship.
“We appreciate the excellent working relationship we have cultivated with KMTC. This partnership is a significant step towards enhancing community health services in Mombasa. We eagerly anticipate the introduction of additional courses and look forward to the professional development of our staff through specialist programmes at KMTC,” the CECM stated.
To support aspiring healthcare professionals, Mombasa County committed to providing funds for bursaries and scholarships through the Mombasa County Elimu Scheme and the Higher Education Loans Board.
“Mombasa County is committed to supporting aspiring healthcare professionals. We will provide funds for bursaries and scholarships, ensuring that qualified applicants have access to quality education,” the CECM said.
As a proactive measure to ensure the successful implementation of the newly forged agreement, both institutions agreed to nominate a technical committee to oversee the seamless execution of collaborative initiatives outlined in the MoU.